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What did Indians 'like' most on Facebook, Instagram in 2016?

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:36 IST

We all swear by Facebook and Instagram. That we can't spend half an hour whether checking either is a given. Each year, Facebook reviews the moments, events and trends that people have shared and talked most about.

As 2016 nears its end, here's a list of top moments from the year, along with - for the first time - the top Live videos from this year.

Facebook in India has:

•166 million Monthly Active Users (MAU)

•159 million Mobile MAU

•85 million Daily Active Users (DAU)

•81 million Mobile DAU

Top 10 most talked about topics from India in 2016 on Facebook:

  • Diwali
  • Cricket
  • Uri attacks and surgical attacks
  • M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (Movie)
  • Hardwell (India Tour)
  • Priyanka Chopra
  • Rio Olympics
  • Pokemon Go
  • Pathankot
  • iPhone 7 launch
Global Top Moments on Facebook
  • US Presidential Election
  • Brazilian Politics
  • Pokemon Go
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Rodrigo Duterte & Philippine Presidential Election
  • Olympics
  • Brexit
  • Super Bowl
  • David Bowie
  • Muhammad Ali

For the first time, Facebook has also shared a list of the top 10 global Live videos:

  • Candace Payne, Chewbacca Mom
  • Ted Yoder, Soundscapes
  • Buzzfeed, Countdown to the next presidential election
  • Atlanta Buzz, People are lining up to hug police officers in Dallas
  • NBC News, Election results
  • Under the Hood, Video of a truck completely carved out of wood
  • Viral Thread, Population count from US to CA
  • CNN, Election results on Empire State building
  • Dena Blizzard, Pokemon Go for moms "Chardonnay Go"
  • Super Deluxe, Election map

Most Used Hashtags from India:

  • #love
  • #instagood
  • #fun
  • #india
  • #instagram
  • #picoftheday
  • #instapic
  • #instadaily
  • #instalike
  • #photooftheday

Most Instagrammed Days in India:

  • 10/30/16 - Diwali, Festival of Lights
  • 11/14/16 - Children's Day

First published: 9 December 2016, 5:53 IST